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Private health lobby advised on NHS hospital reconfiguration review

The authors of a major report on changes to NHS hospitals failed to declare that a lobbying network for the private healthcare industry was on its advisory...

GMC proposes new time limits for publishing sanctions against doctors

The GMC is proposing to introduce time limits for how long sanctions on a doctor’s registration are published online or made available to the public. ...

Importance of clinicians and patients communicating effectively cannot be underestimated

The children's hospital report by the CQC shines a spotlight on the care experienced by children and young people in hospital. Encouragingly the majority ...

Children’s hospital survey finds care inequalities for those with specific needs

Children with physical or learning disabilities, or mental health needs reported poorer experiences of care children’s hospitals than those without. T...

NHS foundation trusts must redouble their efforts to make efficiency savings or lose privileges

Financial regulator Monitor has warned NHS foundation trusts to redouble their efforts to make efficiency savings in order to bring down a deficit that thr...

UK faces “mountain to climb” in improving care quality, study finds

The UK can do more to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and improving survival from some of the biggest killer diseases. International comparisons...

NHS to reveal true cost of missed appointments to patients

Patients who miss appointments will be told how much they have cost the NHS, the health secretary has revealed. Jeremy Hunt also said he did not have a ...

“Cuts to frontline staff pay in the NHS have been dressed up as efficiency savings”

Paul Flynn's address to the BMA's ARM: The last year, in fact the last two years, have been dominated by the negotiations over the consultant contract. ...

GMC guidance reinforces being open and honest with patients

We have been advising doctors for over 50 years to let the patient know and apologise as soon as they realise something has gone wrong. This week's GMC...

Clear settlement for health and care needed that goes beyond an annual cycle

Concern about NHS finances are clear to see and these results echo what our members recently told us in our survey of NHS leaders. Building confidence in f...

NHS finances set to deteriorate further this year say trust finance directors

Eight out of ten trust finance directors expect to be in a worse financial position at the end of 2015/16 than they were in 2014/15. A Healthcare Financ...